Ms. Contador is an international student from Santiago, Chile at the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of North Texas. She is working with Dr. J.H. Kennedy in the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory at this institution. Her dissertation (in progress) focuses on the benthic macroinvertebrate fauna associated to the Róbalo River watershed. She will be using the information obtained from her dissertation for conservation initiatives of watershed and education outreach. One component of this research is the use of the ecological knowledge to inform policy-making and monitor stream health. She helped to teach the Biology section of the 2007-2008 Tracing Darwin's Path UNT course. Currently she is helping with the construction of the new UNT-Chile Field Station website.